12.22.11 The Afternoon Delight

 

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What Makes a Good Urban Park

City parks have been endangered by suburban flight, privatization and design overkill. Here’s a short list of basics for planning true public spaces.

http://bettercities.net/news-opinion/blogs/peter-katz/15519/what-makes-good-urban-park

Boost Your Career with Social Media: Tips for the Uninitiated

You’ve heard the horror stories: a job applicant gets turned down because his potential employer discovered his objectionable tweets, or saw pictures of his keg party on Facebook. There is a lot of advice out there about keeping your online activity from hurting your career. But there’s a flip side. When handled correctly, social media can help you professionally. You can use it to enhance your personal brand, establish yourself as an expert in a field, or demonstrate fluency with all things digital. The key is to be proactive about managing your activity and image.

http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/12/boost-your-career-with-social.html

In the Headlines

West Linn aquatic center on November ballot? Hope is to work with a financial or operational partner for pool, rec. center

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132450086708432800&utm_source=New+Media&utm_medium=twitter

State’s hiring freeze to have exceptions; panel will hear agencies’ appeals

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111222/NEWS/112220325/State-s-hiring-freeze-exceptions-panel-will-hear-agencies-appeals?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

Lane County officials’ friction costing county: The administrator’s claim of retaliation has resulted in bills for $24,000 for outside help

http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/27357381-41/county-richardson-handy-administrator-commissioners.html.csp

Lakewood city manager ‘Fully engaged, content’ after losing Tacoma bid

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/12/22/1954752/fully-engaged-content.html

Benton County agrees on contract for new official

http://democratherald.com/news/local/benton-county-agrees-on-contract-for-new-official/article_e8a287a8-2c5d-11e1-9cda-0019bb2963f4.html